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fights brewing in washington today. including gun control, the confirmation of chuck hagel at defense and the looming and unpleasant sequel to the fiscal cliff. here, the host of abc's "this week," george stephanopoulos who knows everything and can see the future too. george, let's talk about gun control. the vice president will submit his proposal for post-newtown gun control on tuesday we believe. it seems to be coalescing around cracking down on high-capacity magazines and also beefing up background checks on gun buyers. can the administration muscle those two things through? >> the white house also says they will continue to push the assault weapons ban but they know they won't get it through. lots of opposition to that. they do believe they can create a consensus particularly around this idea of background checks, universal background checks and the nra not backing down yet, though, which is also why the white house will look at executive orders they can act on on their own. tightening enforcement or gun laws. more data sharing for where sales are coming from and you see people l
we have already made to priorities other than medicare social security and defense, means that we spend on everything from education to public safety, less as a share of our economy than it has -- than has been true for a generation. and that's not a recipe for growth. so, we've got to do both to stabilize our finances over the longterm but spur more growth in the short term. i have said, i'm opened to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said that we need more revenue through tax loopholes. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we can solve the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. turns out that the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate on this issue and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they don't think it's fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care. they don't think it's smart to protect endless loopho
the world are watching this carefully trying to get information. martha rad das is with the u.s. defense secretary in itly. >>> but first, abc's brian ross is here with the latest breaking details. >> reporter: the british foreign aufszer tells abc news, in the last few hours, the algerian has launched an operation to free the hostages. eyewitness accounts describe a helicopter assault and number of fatalities of both hostages and terrorists. none of which can be confirmed by abc news. intelligence officials say the situation is tense. >> it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage, along with others. >> reporter: the terror strike came without warning wednesday morning, when an estimated 20 gunmen, first attacked a bus carrying workers, escorted by two cars carrying security teams. at least one worker was killed. then, the terrorists moved on to the compound, where they are now holed up with the american and other western hostages. intelligence officials believe this is the mastermind of the attack, mokhtar belmokhtar, a ruthless, rogue al qaeda leader, who also runs an
's defense releasing this statement ""zero dark thirty" does not advocate torture. to not include that part of history would have been irresponsible and inaccurate." >> there are people who are very upset about it and there are people who can't understand why anyone is upset about it at all. we generally expect different things. >> reporter: it was directed by kathryn bigelow and it's long been plagued by controversy. during it congressional members did not like how much information was given to filmmakers. >> to my knowledge i never received any. >> reporter: throughout the opening weekend fans and stars alike were greeted by orange jumpsuited protesters. they're hoping they won't wipe them out come oscar night. >> it's causing people to take sides, media critics even the acting director of the cia weighing in. it's not hurting sales at the box office of t. it is on track to make $25 million this weekend. >> a lot of headlines. >>> all right, time for a check of the weather and back over to ginger zee. hey, ginger. >> good morning, on the east coast not only will record warmth be the story
him. >> i have never doped. i've never taken performance-enhancing drugs. my best defense is i never tested positive. >> reporter: he didn't just lie to supporters, fans, and cancer survivors, he lied under oath, too. armstrong is accused of running up a doping bill experts pegged at over $1 million. >> the story's gone on so long. you win the disease. you win the tour de france seven times. a happy marriage, children. it's this mythic, perfect story. >> reporter: his biggest hope, will earn him something he is in short supply of right now, sympathy. but his performance may not have helped. i'm neal karlinsky, in new york. >> armstrong denied claims by former teammates that he ordered the use of banned substances. part two of his talk with oprah airs tonight. >>> we turn to the latest chaotic developments in the hostage situation in algeria, a day after algerian forces swooped down on militants, it's not clear how many lives were lost. we do know, however, this morning, that at least five americans are among the survivors. and abc's tahman bradley, joining us live with more. good mor
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